Penguins center Crosby leaves game after being hit with puck
March 31, 2013 2:15 AM
The Penguins' Sidney Crosby drops to the ice after taking a slap shot to the face in the first period.
By Shelly Anderson Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Penguins center and captain Sidney Crosby left today's game against the New York Islanders after being his in the mouth by a shot. Crosby leads the NHL with 56 points.
Crosby was in the left circle when a shot taken by Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik deflected off of Islanders winger Brad Boyes and up into Crosby's face. He fell to the ice before skating off with while holding a towel to his face 1:28 into regulation time. The team reported he will not return to the game.